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Refuge des Clots - hike

Refuge des Clots - hike
Refuge des Clots - hike
Refuge des Clots - hike
Refuge des Clots - hike
Refuge des Clots - hike

Description

A lavender-scented balcony path rising above the Lac du Chambon takes you to the small mountain hut of Les Clôts. Don't miss the Lac Lovitel theme trail!

If walking with young children, you'll need to hold their hands tightly along the balcony path, with its exposed views. The hike starts off in a very arid landscape, before climbing up to the Lovitel oasis.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Starting point: Parking des Aymes
Height gain: 270 m
Total duration: 2 1/2 hours
Distance: 7 km
Level: Easy

MAP
OBP no.3 (Oisans au Bout des Pieds): path no. 363-GR50

DURING THE HIKE
- The panoramic view over the Chambon lake
- The Lovitel lake discovery trail
- A viewing table
- The eco-museum
-The Refuge des Clots small mountain hut

Technical Information

Walking
Difficulty
Easy
Duration
2h
Dist.
6.5 km
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Altimetric profile

Starting point

38142 Mizoën
Lat : 45.049736Lng : 6.157002

Points of interest

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Refuge Les Clôts

A lovely mountain hut near Mizoën at an altitude of 1515 m. A stopover on the GR50 54C tour of the Ecrins and the start of numerous hikes on the Emparis plateau. Close to the petrifying Cascade de la Pisse waterfall, the via ferrata and a climbing route. Superb views of the Meije.From the car park at Les Aymes, follow the path marked in red and white (variant of the GR 54 path): the balcony trail makes its way above the Lac du Chambon before climbing up across the meadows. From there, hikers can either follow the discovery trail to the right that joins the refuge (adding ½ hour) or carry straight on to Les Clots. The walk and hut have been awarded the "Espit Parc" label and are perfect for families and people looking for peace and quiet and to reconnect with their inner selves! Along the way, and near the refuge, depending on the time of your visit, you may see marmots, chamois and butterflies, and depending on the season, feast your eyes and nose with lavender and orange lilies. You’ll also have a chance to admire the waterfalls above the hut, gushing out of a petrified fountain, forming lumps of tuf. The site is under a biotope protection order, so please stay on the path to avoid damaging this geological wonder.

Refuge des clots 38142 Mizoën
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The Ferrand round trip (Circuit n°14)

The Ferrand valley is the least developed of the six Oisans valleys. Indeed, the name Ferrand comes from the Latin “ferus”, meaning “wild”, to portray the raging mountain river that flows through this beautiful, secret and little-visited area.This almost 64 km circuit start in Bourg d'Oisans. The villages of Ferrand' valley have cleverly managed not to give in to modernisation and have gracefully travelled through the ages. With its jumble of buildings, thick stone walls and roofs that seem to almost tough each other, Besse-en-Oisans is one of the prettiest villages in Oisans, if not in the French Alps. Indeed, it has been classed by the French Building Association. In local patois dialect, “bes” is the word for birch, since, until it was totally destroyed in a fire, a birch forest used to caress the village with its silver branches. Located in the heart of the village, the ↘Maison Départementale des Alpages (Mountain Pasture Centre) admirably portrays the soul of the surrounding mountains and region. Run by real enthusiasts, this centre retraces the history of the area as shaped by man throughout the ages, with a fun and educative approach to a world that is kept very much alive through exhibitions, films and old objects. You then drive on towards Clavans-en-Haut-Oisans, before tackling the narrow road up to the Col de Sarenne, (closed in winter). Once over the Sarenne mountain pass, wind your way down into the Sarenne valley which leads to Alpe d’Huez resort. Discover the↘archaeological site of Brandes, just before the altiport (on left of the road). An exhibition presents this unique site in Europe at ↘Huez and Oisans Museum. Stop off for a visit to the resort before returning to Bourg-d'Oisans.

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La Cabane au bord du lac : base nautique du lac du Chambon

La base du nautique de la cabane au bord du lac est un havre de détente et de douceur dans un décor d’eau et de verdure. Découvrez un espace de détente et de loisirs doux: location de paddle, canoë/kayak, pédalo. Sur place : restauration, Snack, boisson.Amoureux de cet endroit et bercés par leurs souvenirs d'enfance Yannick Dode, le gérant du site et son cousin Jeremy ont réussi leur défi. Après plusieurs mois de rénovation, La Cabane au bord du Lac a vu le jour. Véritable petit havre de paix, vous pourrez venir profitez des diverses activités proposées: sports nautiques, yoga, badminton, pétanque, slackline... Pour le combo parfait, Yannick & Jeremy vous propose un espace restauration & buvette les midis & soirs avec au menu des burgers, woks, salades, ceviche,...

Base nautique du Chambon Le parizet Route de Briançon 38142 Mizoën
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Barrage du Chambon

The Chambon dam was built between 1929 and 1935. In 1918, the industrialist Henri Frédet discovered the potential of this narrow, 75m long section of the Romanche river. It proved to be the ideal location for regulating the flow of the river.In 1921, studies showed that the presence of hard, cristallin schist in the soil provided a perfect seal for the water. The potential of hydroelectricity drew the attention of speculators during the 1920s stock exchange boom. Despite having to flood the villages of Le Chambon,Le Dauphine and Pariset, work began on the dam. During the construction period, a temporary cable car was set up over a 10.5 km stretch from Bourg d'Oisans to Le Chambon to supply the site with cement and other materials more rapidly. This cable car had 193 huge buckets that could each carry 250 km of cement. 62 metal pylons were built 900 m apart, some up to 40 m high, to bear the weight of the 22.5 km steel cable. The reservoir filled with water between 24 April and 9 October 1935. As early as May 1935, the turbines of the Sainte-Guilherme power plant were being driven by water and intake from the neighbouring Ferrand Valley was later added to boost the supply of water.

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Date and time

  • From 01/05/2024 to 31/10/2024
  • From 01/05/2025 to 31/10/2025

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Oisans Tourisme - 18/03/2024
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Open period

From 01/05 to 31/10.

Subject to favorable snow and weather conditions.

Contact

Phone : 04 76 80 00 85

Email : info-ferrand@oisans.com

Website : valleeduferrand.com/

Location complements

In the Ferrand valley, drive right through the village of Les Aymes at park at the end of the paved road.

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proposed by Oisans Tourisme
1 bis rue Humbert 38520 Le Bourg d'Oisans France

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Caution!
We have no information on the difficulty of this circuit. You may encounter some surprises along the way. Before you go, please feel free to inquire more and take all necessary precautions. Have a good trip! 🌳🥾